Greg's Latest Responses : Ask Greg The latest rambles and responses to questions asked by fans of Greg Weisman, co-creator of the Disney animated television show Gargoyles. http://s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/ Ramble - Rain on the Radio <p><strong>Rain on the Radio</strong></p> <p> This won't mean much to folks who aren't living in the Minneapolis area, but KFAI 90.3/106.7 will be serializing the AudioPlay version of RAIN OF THE GHOSTS across five consecutive Sundays, starting at 9:30pm on August 5th, 2018 on their Sound Affects weekly broadcast. There's more info about the broadcast here: http://www.greatnorthernaudio.com/sound_affects/schedule.html or here: http://www.kfai.org/soundaffectsaradioplayground. By clicking on the KFI website's "LISTEN NOW" button at the appropriate date and time, you can hear the Rain AudioPlay from pretty much anywhere with internet or WiFi. </p> <p> I want to thank Jerry Stearns for making this happen. </p> <p> For those of you asking... "AudioPlay? Rain of the Ghosts? What the heck is he talking about?" Here's a blurb: </p> <p> Rain of the Ghosts<br> The adventures of Rain Cacique, a young girl descended from the indigenous Ta&Atilde;&shy;no people of the Caribbean. Rain lives on the Ghost Keys, a chain of islands on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle, where her parents own and run a Bed &amp; Breakfast that is both Rain&acirc;&#128;&#153;s home and place of employment. Rain goes from making beds for tourists to learning she has the ability to communicate with ghosts. Rain has a mystery to solve, a mission to accomplish and a destiny to fulfill. Book written by Greg Weisman, who also produced this audio play. Twenty actors in the cast, including Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, and Edward Asner, with Brittany Uomoleale as Rain Cacique. Full sound effects and an original musical score. </p> <p> If you're interested in hearing this at your own pace on your own schedule, it's available on Audible/Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Rain-of-the-Ghosts/dp/B01MU5XQ06/ref=sr_1_1_twi_audd_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1532394865&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=rain+of+the+ghosts </p> <p> I'm truly proud of this work and urge you to check it out - one way or another. </p> <p><em>Rambled on Tue, July 24, 2018</em></p> Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:37:58 -0400 http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?rid=1229 Question from Anonymous <p><strong>Anonymous asks:</strong></p> <p> Given that martians can assume male or female forms, does that mean that their sexual orientations are likewise fluid? For example, would M'Gann find females attractive if she assumed the shape of a man? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> She wouldn't necessarily have to assume the shape of a man to find a female attractive. </p> <p> But basically, I think she finds Conner attractive, irrespective of his gender. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22666 Question from Tasha <p><strong>Tasha asks:</strong></p> <p> How long does a martian pregnancy last? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> I'm tempted to say 27 Earth months, but I don't want to be held to that. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22662 Question from Marvelman <p><strong>Marvelman asks:</strong></p> <p> There are some pretty smart and intuitive people on the League and on the team. It wouldn't surprise me if some of them suspected that Aqualad's apparent murder of Artemis wasn't what it seemed. There was Zatanna (who provided the glamor charm), Captain Marvel (who possesses the wisdom of Solomon), and Aquaman (who knew Kaldur as well as anyone and while not as brilliant as Batman still comes off as highly intelligent). Did any of them suspect the truth about Kaldur and Artemis? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> Largely no. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22661 Question from Todd Jensen <p><strong>Todd Jensen asks:</strong></p> <p> Not a question, but: </p> <p> I was reading Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd" yesterday, and one of the chapters involved an architectural gargoyle, which Hardy called throughout a "gurgoyle". This is the first time I've come across that variant spelling for "gargoyle", but I wanted to share it with you. (I don't know whether the variant was Hardy's invention or not, but it most likely stems from "gurgle", linked to many gargoyles functioning as waterspouts.) </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> Sounds about right. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22660 Question from Josh <p><strong>Josh asks:</strong></p> <p> Did Klarion offer Wotan, Felix Faust, Blackbriar Thorn, and Wizard anything in return for their help with his spell in "Misplaced?" </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> Do the Light a favor and the Light does favors in return. (Witness Count Vertigo.) </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22658 Question from Anonymous <p><strong>Anonymous asks:</strong></p> <p> Hey Greg! I have two questions.<br> 1. Do female Martians get periods?<br> 2. Can Superboy grow facial hair? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> 1. I'd lean toward yes, but I have honestly not thought about this. I'd have to study on it with the help of a biologist, I think. </p> <p> 2. To the level of any sixteen-year-old, yes. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22656 Question from Regulus <p><strong>Regulus asks:</strong></p> <p> 1) Were the Scout Scarabs sent out by the Reach prior to the treaty with the Guardians or would even that have been a violation? </p> <p> 2) Who actually needs to invite the Reach for it to be Guardian official? I imagine UN counts, but would a country's leader be valid to allow them into their controlled territory? Would a private landowner that wanted some friends be able to nullify Green Lantern jurisdiction? </p> <p> 3) Icon (at least) was referred to as the Cooperative Delegation a few times. Assuming that means that Earth was being evaluated for a place among the Collective, were they aware of the Rimbor Incident? </p> <p> 4) Was the Collector of Worlds from one of the worlds he mentioned? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> 1. All of the above. </p> <p> 2. I don't know about a small piece of land, but I suppose if Russia or China or the U.S. gave them permission to be on their turf, it would be okay. (Honestly, I haven't thought about it before now.) </p> <p> 3. If by "they" you mean the Collective, then yes. </p> <p> 4. In a way, he was from all of them. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22654 Question from Whitebeard <p><strong>Whitebeard asks:</strong></p> <p> Ahoy Mr. Weisman! </p> <p> In yer eyes, who is the most redeemable villain in yer show, Young Justice? </p> <p> I highly appreciate yer work; in fact it was ye who inspired a young scalawag like me to pick up a quill and start writing. </p> <p> Yo ho ho, and a bottle of rum!<br> Season 3 looks to be quite fun! </p> <p> Savvy? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> Lots of villains are potentially redeemable. (It also depends on one's definition.) I'm not going to name names, because it could sound like I'm hinting at future plans, and, as always: NO SPOILERS. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22646 Question from Rachel N. <p><strong>Rachel N. asks:</strong></p> <p> Hello Greg!<br> Have you seen Disney's 2017 live-action Beauty &amp; the Beast film? If so, what did you think of Dan Stevens' performance capture work in the role of the Beast? Do you think that kind of performance/mo-cap work could be utilized in depicting Goliath and his clan if Disney were to ever make a live-action film of Gargoyles? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> 1. Yes. </p> <p> 2. I thought he was pretty good. </p> <p> 3. Yes, I think Keith David could create a mo-cap Goliath for live-action that would absolutely kick ass. ABSOLUTELY. KICK. ASS. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22634 Question from Christopher <p><strong>Christopher asks:</strong></p> <p> Hello from the UK Mr. Weisman. </p> <p> I know we saw in "Depths" that Ms. Martian and Superboy posed as Martian Manhunter and Superman respectively for a press conference so that the public didn't know about their mentor's situation. While press conferences are one thing, superheroics are another. </p> <p> So while the "Rimbor Five" were on trial for their crimes, who looked after their respective cities? Cause I doubt the likes of Joker or Poison Ivy would stop their criminal activities because Batman wasn't there to stop them. </p> <p> For example, did Nightwing go around Gotham dressed as Batman while Bruce was on trial to keep up the illusion that Batman was still around? Or was Gotham Batman free for those in-universe months Batman was away? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> No spoilers. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on May 17, 2018</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22627